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FC Goa announced the appointment of Derrick Pereira as the club’s new head coach. Pereira, who is currently with the Club as its Technical Director had taken charge of the Gaurs along with Clifford Miranda and Roma Cunillera during the fag end of the 2019/20 season after the departure of Sergio Lobera.
The former Indian international during his little time at the helm of the Gaurs, took the side to finish top of the Indian Super League table at the end of the 2018/19 league table – paving the way for FC Goa’s qualification for group stages of the 2021 AFC Champions League.
The 59-year-old has worked with the majority of players from the present FC Goa squad. A number of them have played under him in his stints before his time with FC Goa while many more come through the youth ranks under his guidance.
Speaking of the task ahead, new FC Goa head coach Derrick Pereira said, “It is a great honor to become head coach of a club I have been part of for so many years. It is a very proud day for both me and my family.
“This is a wonderful opportunity, but there is also a lot of work ahead of us and I am eager to get onto the training ground to start working with the players.
“I would like to thank the club management for this opportunity and thank the club’s supporters for the incredible welcome they have already given me. I am very excited to begin our journey together.”
Speaking on the appointment, FC Goa’s Director of Football, Ravi Puskur said, “We’re pleased to announce that Derrick has taken over as the Head Coach of the team. He’s been ingrained into the fabric of the club and is well versed with our players and staff with a vast majority of them having worked with him.”